Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 85

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(WAR OF 1812.) [George Graham, engraver?]; after Stuart. This Portrait of Capt'n Isaac Hull of the United States Navy. Mezzotint, 21 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches; laid down on early heavy board, moderate wear and toning, early adhesive remnants in top margin. Philadelphia: Freeman & Pierie, 1 February 1813

Additional Details

First state. As commander of the USS Constitution, Hull achieved one of the greatest naval victories of the war against the HMS Guerriere on 19 August 1812. A portrait by Gilbert Stuart soon followed, and in less than 6 months this engraving was on the market. It is embellished with a 3 1/2 x 9-inch vignette of the famous battle "from an original drawing under the direction of Capt'n Hull." Stauffer 1165:I.